News - April

New Chief Constable for Lancashire

New Chief Constable for Lancashire

April 01, 2021

Lancashire’s new Chief Constable has spoken of his pride as he today (Thursday, April 1st) takes the helm at one of the country’s top performing police forces.

Chris Rowley, 52, takes over from departing chief Andy Rhodes who is retiring after 30 years in policing.

Four convicted after man shot in Aughton robbery

Four convicted after man shot in Aughton robbery

April 01, 2021

Four men have been convicted following a robbery in Aughton which left a man with serious gunshot wounds to his knee and ankle.

Woman sentenced for Longton manslaughter

Woman sentenced for Longton manslaughter

April 01, 2021

A woman has today (Thursday, April 1) been sentenced for the manslaughter of her grandad.

Elizabeth Birtwistle, 32, of no fixed address, was given a hospital order at Preston Crown Court for the manslaughter of Raymond Conlan, 75.

Mother jailed for manslaughter of baby

Mother jailed for manslaughter of baby

April 01, 2021

A Blackpool woman has today (Thursday, April 1) been jailed for the manslaughter of her baby daughter.

Caitlin Jones, 21, of Willowbank Avenue, was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison at Preston Crown Court for the manslaughter of eight-month-old Francesca Haworth.

Appeal after man dies in collision

Appeal after man dies in collision

April 02, 2021

His next of kin have been identified and spoken to.

Can you help find missing Sophie?

Can you help find missing Sophie?

April 03, 2021

If you have seen Sophie or Steven or have any information about their whereabouts please contact us

Firearms discharge in Preston

Firearms discharge in Preston

April 04, 2021

Fortunately noone was injured

UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

April 05, 2021

We are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Preston at the weekend.

Two men - aged 28 and 22 and from Preston – have since been arrested and both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man stabbed in Blackburn

Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man stabbed in Blackburn

April 06, 2021

Following a number of enquiries, two men - aged 22 and 24 and both from Blackburn – were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder this morning.

Teenager given nine-year sentence after stabbing man in Blackburn

Teenager given nine-year sentence after stabbing man in Blackburn

April 06, 2021

Danish Moosaji, 19, was found guilty of Section 18 wounding and possession of an offensive weapon following a trial at Preston Crown Court

Family of missing Katie Foulds thank the public and emergency services for their support so far

Family of missing Katie Foulds thank the public and emergency services for their support so far

April 07, 2021

Katie, who is missing from home in Blackburn, was last seen around 4.14pm on February 10 in St Annes, close to Pleasure Island.

Man jailed for murder of Susan Waring

Man jailed for murder of Susan Waring

April 07, 2021

A man has today been jailed for the murder of Susan Waring and a string of violent offences against four other victims.

Alan Edwards, 48, of Blackburn Road, Darwen was convicted of Susan’s murder last week following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

CCTV: Images and video released following fire at Waterfoot flats

CCTV: Images and video released following fire at Waterfoot flats

April 07, 2021

Detectives investigating a suspicious fire in at a block of flats in Waterfoot have released CCTV of two men they want to speak to as part of their enquiries.

Police were called by the Fire Service at around 12.40am on March 22nd to reports of a suspicious fire at a property on Thornfield Avenue.

Men charged after stabbing in Blackburn

Men charged after stabbing in Blackburn

April 07, 2021

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information

Image of victim released after serious assault

Image of victim released after serious assault

April 07, 2021

Police were called at about 7.30am on Sunday (April 4) following a report a man had been found with serious injuries near Ferndale, Birch Green. The male had been making his way to work before being targeted. Enquiries suggest the incident took place near to Firbeck.

Update: Missing 16-year-old girl found safe and well

Update: Missing 16-year-old girl found safe and well

April 09, 2021

Thank you to everybody who shared our appeal.

Man jailed for child sex offences

Man jailed for child sex offences

April 09, 2021

We will continue to target those who seek to abuse children and to put them before the courts.

Death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Death of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

April 09, 2021

Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the nation as a whole following the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Police reminder as lockdown measures eased

Police reminder as lockdown measures eased

April 12, 2021

Lancashire Police is reminding residents it will continue to take a common sense and proportionate approach to policing Covid regulations as lockdown measures ease in England.

Detectives release image of man they want to speak to following Blackburn stabbing

Detectives release image of man they want to speak to following Blackburn stabbing

April 12, 2021

Officers want to speak to Fayaz Waka, 22, who is from Blackburn. He is described Asian, 5ft 9ins tall, bald with a short trimmed beard and of a slim build.

Serious assault - two arrested

Serious assault - two arrested

April 12, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0290 of April 4.

Child injured in collision - appeal

Child injured in collision - appeal

April 12, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0256 of April 12th.


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